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A mind blowing, game changing and all around awesome web-based comic strip generation tool. Following in the footsteps of Flickr, YouTube and Twitter, Pixton is poised to join the short list of cutting-edge, top-tier and truly innovative social web tools.

– Derek E. Baird

Co-designer of Yahoo! for Teachers

Pixton for Schools combines the freedom to create with a set of choices that students can explore. This gives all students, even those who don't believe they are creative, the ability to be engaged. Pixton is affordable, simple, intuitive, and most of all, great fun for students.

– David Damico, Executive Director

Ecademy California

Pixton was relatively easy to use for my students. I teach a self-contained special education class, and my students really enjoyed showing off to their non-disabled peers. I also liked the submission feature which allowed to be to send feedback straight back to them.

– Ms. Alessi

Teacher in Winder, Georgia,

Students gave considerable thought to story structure and sequencing. They enjoyed working on their projects in class and at home.

– Mr. Memmott, Computers Teacher

Oberlin, Ohio

Pixton was an excellent tool in my Grade 10 writing course. The ease of evaluation, setting projects, class rubrics, and teacher supervision was amazing. Student projects were creative, informative and students were very much engaged. Great software and a great site for teachers to manage classes and assign projects. Five stars all the way.

– Mr. Tulk, Grade 10 English

Teacher in Deer Lake, Newfoundland

We used Pixton for the students to show their knowledge of imperialism. The children loved the program and its capabilities.

– Mr. Smith, Teacher

Summerville, South Carolina

All the alternative facial expressions and body movements, as well as speech bubbles, added to students' ability to get just the right mood. It was not only fun for the students, but there were so many options the students could use to make the comic fit the scene.

– Grace Mueller, teacher

Doris Miller Junior High
Winner of $1,000 Time Warner Cable's Spotlight on
Education Award for project "Pixton with Shakespeare"

Pixton for Schools was a great way for students to practice written dialogue using the Spanish phrases we learned in class. I also loved the feature that allowed me to create a rubric on the site, use it for grading, and have students self-evaluate with the same rubric.

– Ms. Perez, 10th Grade Spanish

Teacher in Haddon Heights, New Jersey

Our students were engaged and excited about their presentations. The comic format motivated our students and provided them the opportunity to use and develop many computer skills as well as their Science knowledge.

– Ms. Wells, Grade 4 Teacher

Winnipeg, Manitoba

My students loved working with Pixton! We completed the reading of a graphic novel, and the students were to create a comic from a list of ideas generated from the novel.

– Ms. Gatheridge, 9th Grade

Teacher in Hallock, Minnesota

Wonderful website. I loved how I could assign a project, create a rubric, have the kids self-assess, grade and give feeback. Pixton is my new favorite website.

– Ms. Kearns, 6th Grade Science

Teacher in Colorado

Due to Pixton comics, not only have my students been better able to understand the scientific content of their lessons, but they actually look forward to reading the comic aloud, incorporating character voices, and finding out what we'll be doing that day!

– Mr. Bignami, 8th Grade Science

Teacher in Miami, Florida

Extremely useful as part of a New Technology in Science project. Students visited various museums/educational centres, recorded their experiences through video cameras and microphones. These images were them used with Pixton to produce comics.

– Mr. Coles, Education Bradford

Bradford, United Kingdom

Pixton provided a fun, creative outlet for students to demonstrate their understanding of the Earth's movement around the sun. Our boys and girls were excited about their projects.

– Ms. Muncy, Grade 4 Science

Teacher in Flatwoods, Kentucky

It helped my students to better understand the play we were reading in class.

– Ms. Baran, 11th Grade

Teacher in Mineral, Virginia

I teach a class called Social Communication: a blended classroom of regular education English remediation students combined with kids with autism. We've been working on emotions and correct ways of expressing them via facial gestures and body language. Having my students make comics expressing the appropriate emotions for a scenario was of immense help to the kids. Thanks for a wonderful product.

– Ms. Kingsley, English

Teacher in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

I loved being able to have the student create comics for their Spanish class using their vocabulary! They could be creative and funny, and yet meet the criteria set forth in the assignment.

– Ms. White

Spanish Teacher in Adams, Nebraska

Very interesting and useful tool. Our students were really motivated and looking forward to having their Arts lesson.

– Ms. Palomar, Year 7 English Teacher

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Pixton is wonderful. My students are using it to tell the stories of Edgar Allen Poe. Retelling the stories in Pixton has created an interest I had not seen before. It is wonderful!

– Ms. Sorrell, 6th Grade

Technology Coordinator in Chicago, Illinois

My students tried it out to create their own graphic novels after the reading of Maus by Art Spiegelman. My students said it was fun and they wish they had more time to use it!

– Ms. Anderson, Middle School Teacher

Springfield, Massachusetts

It enabled students who can't draw to present information in a graphic genre. It also enables teachers to create assignments to prevent plagiarism.

– Ms. in't Veld, Teacher-Librarian

Kamloops, British Columbia

My students loved this program. We used two other comic programs this year but this was by far the best and gave them the chance to do so much and be so creative and add nuance to their stories like no other.

– Mr. Crowe, 9th Grade

English Teacher in New York

Students have complete control over what they create, which they enjoy. The fact that things can be saved and worked on at a later date is valuable as well.

– Mr. Pinta, 7th Grade

Teacher in Westland, Michigan

I teach gifted students. They loved Pixton! This was a great new medium for them to get creative.

– Ms. Mattingly, 4th / 5th Grade

Teacher in Florida

It helped me provide a creative outlet for my students so that they could showcase their literary skills in an interesting format.

– Ms. Ballard, 12th Grade

Teacher in Birmingham, Alabama

True innovation comes along only once in a blue moon. Pixton has found a way to redefine comics and transform them into both a learning tool and a social community.

– Steven Schneiderman

CoolToolAwards.com

It allowed my students to grasp a better understanding of what dialogue is all about and how to use/write it.

– Mr. Jette, 10th Grade

Teacher in East Windsor, Connecticut

Students were able to write and share their writing in a motivating way.

– Mr. Rand, 8th Grade Technology

Teacher in Nevada

I have never seen my students so engaged with a lesson. I was amazed at how much effort and creativity they put into their comics. Normally, their attention span lasts about twenty minutes. With Pixton, my students were focused for days!

– Colleen G., Social Studies

Teacher in Pennsylvania

This was a great program for my students. They created panels of events leading to the Revolutionary War. They had to illustrate through their panels the relationship each panel had to the war. They loved the creative parts, and were impressed with their final product.

– Ms. Boffoli, 5th Grade English

Teacher in Longmeadhow, Massachusetts

Pixton has just worked flawlessly. It's pretty clear that you "get" education. There are so many nice touches that make life easy for teachers.

– Mr. Vogel, ICT / Physics Teacher

Vancouver, British Columbia

Our comprehensive project was to create our own graphic novel and to send a copy of it to the author that inspired us. We are now able to do that thanks to you folks at Pixton. Thank you so much for allowing us to have you in our classroom. I will be recommending you to my colleagues and students.

– Mr. Geren, 9th Grade English

Teacher in Jasper, Georgia

Pixton for Schools provided my students the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories learned in sociology because they had to create a comic that illustrated it in a "real-world" scenario.

– Mr. Weedon, 12th Grade Sociology

Teacher in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

Awesome site with limitless possibilities! You can have kids do comics to demonstrate understanding in almost any subject... and the kids have fun while doing it! Plan to use it all the time next year.

– Ms. Reeves, 5th Grade

Teacher in Fairbanks, Alaska

Pixton for Schools was a safe way for students to learn and explore the world of avatars and comic creations. We found it to be the best program because it would save/export in a number of different formats!

– Ms. Berg, 6th Grade Math Teacher

Sunnyvale, California

We used Pixton for pragmatics (social language and problem solving) because of the intricate features it offers for character's body language and facial expressions. It helped my students (who have written expression deficits) get EXCITED about storytelling.

– Mrs. Kemper

7th Grade English Teacher

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